Brosnan 'Wanted' $42 Million' To Play Bond Again
PIERCE BROSNAN was dropped from playing JAMES BOND because he demanded $42 million (GBP22 million) to reprise his role as the superspy for a fifth time.
Producers balked at the demand and axed the 51-year-old Irishman - in favour of finding a new 007 for the upcoming 21st Bond blockbuster CASINO ROYALE.
Brosnan has spoken of being "surprised, disappointed and saddened" that DIE ANOTHER DAY, which grossed $456 million (GBP240 million) will be his last outing as 007 - but claims his wage "was an honest fee in terms of how much blood, sweat and tears I put into the role".
But industry magazine VARIETY's editor-in-chief PETER BART says Brosnan "priced himself out of the market" with a reported "compensation package" that "would total north of $40 million".15/02/2005 13:48